Sunday, June 21, 2015

POPE FRANCIS CELEBRATES OUTDOOR MASS IN TORINO THIS MORNING (TURIN FOR YOU AMERICANS)

His Holiness vestments are very nice, perhaps some of the nicest he's worn. 

1 comment:

Flower of Lucca said...

The music was pretty good too, I thought, especially the mass setting.

I really liked the altar cross, and have not seen one like it before (it had a corpus on one side, and a Mother and Child on the other). Perhaps it was the headpiece of a medieval processional cross.

One problem with open-air masses (apart from those in St Peter's square) is that the ambo tends to be located right next to the altar: in this case the Gospel procession only travelled about ten feet. It seems a bit odd to have a mass in a huge public space, yet concentrate all the liturgical action in a tiny area.